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Adventures with Waffles by Maria Parr

By Maria Parr

Hardly ever an afternoon passes with no Trille and Lena inventing a few form of experience that regularly results in difficulty. no matter if it's coaxing a cow onto a ship or sledding down the steepest and iciest hill with a chook, there's constantly a thrill—and occasionally an injury—to be had. Trille likes to proportion every little thing with Lena, even Auntie Granny's waffles. but if Lena has to maneuver away and Auntie Granny leaves the area, it occasionally sounds like not anything will ever be correct back. the heat of friendship and the help of relations suffuse this frivolously illustrated novel, proving that once occasions are tricky, a bit flavor of sweetness could make the entire distinction.

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They are classed by Diodorus and Strabo, according to the miserable food on which they usually subsisted; some as eaters of fish, of elephants, and of turtles, while others are said to have fed on locusts, on roots, and even on the tender branches of trees. Many sought shelter also in places which had no regular claim to be considered as human habitations. These were either cavities dug out of the rock, with an opening to the north for coolness; or they were formed by twisting together the branches of several large shrubs, and constructing thus a species of shady arbour; while some tribes, still more forlorn, merely climbed the trees to seek safety and shelter among the foliage.

It is not said how or by what route they returned; but, since they supplied this relation, they must by some means have reached home. Herodotus concludes this great river to be the Nile flowing from the westward ; while Major Rennell, and more lately M. Heeren, conceive it to be the Niger of Park, and the city to be Timbuctoo; but since the late discoveries of Denham and Clapperton, it has appeared more probable that the stream was the Yeou or river of Bornou. The distance from Cyrene thither is not very great; and nowhere but in the Tchad can we find those mighty lakes which make so prominent a figure in the narration.

These ants are far from being of the same harmless description as the corresponding insects of this quarter of the world. On finding their way into a house they devour every thing, clothes, furniture, food, not even, it is said, sparing the inmates, who are compelled to make a speedy retreat. " Africa, from the earliest ages, has been the most conspicuous theatre of crime and of wrong; where social life has lost the traces of primitive simplicity, without rising to order, principle, or refinement; where fraud and violence are formed into national systems, and man trembles at the sight of his fellow-creature.

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